Phebe Jewell brought one of her passions to our Summer 2019 issue and the result was 'Paroled', a wonderful spin of a flash that twists and turns just the way we love a story to when it hits NUMUM's pages.
Jodie Filan gave us an updated Marilyn for the cover of our Summer 2019 issue and her piece set the tone for what turned out to be an amazing collection.
Jodie Filan was born in Saskatoon, Canada in 1992 making her 27 years old today. She is completely self taught. Her social anxiety disorder keeps her very isolated thus unknown. She is currently homeless and addicted to crystal meth.
George L Stein gave us the art work responsible for bringing Rachel Hoffman’s story ‘Hunter Gather’ to life in our Summer 2019 issue. George is a writer and photographer living in Michigan City in Northwest Indiana. George works in both film and digital formats in the urban decay, architecture, fetish, and street photography genres. His emphasis is on composition with the juxtaposition of beauty and decay lying at the center of his aesthetic. Northwest Indiana's rust-belt legacy provides ample locations for industrial backdrops.
As novelist Zora Neal Hurston so beautifully stated: “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
“What if I don’t ever return to school?” I remember bemoaning on a fast-food run with my best friend, also age 22. That was my key question, and deepest fear, that year.
The Beginning Every once in a while it hits me that I’m almost done with the first year of my Ph. D. in Creative Writing at a school that people have actually heard of and one that has a decent reputation. Earlier this week, I had a memory pop up on my social media account that said: “ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:” followed by a post I wrote declaring my commitment to Oklahoma State University. For someone who never expected to go to
We couldn't have been happier with the Spring 2019 issue for oh so many reasons but way up on the top of that list was having the chance to give Marselienna her first publication with her piece "L.E.D.".
The brevity of the voice and depth of the voice Marselienna brought to life in "L.E.D" is a paradigm of what a great piece of flash fiction can do.
Jordan Faber dreamt up the words, Daniel Ciochina clicked the pics and we blended it into an homage to the grand-daddy of all hustles, the Three Card Monty.
'Oklahoma '86' is a raw, tight, slice of life roll through a moment most tag as life-changing. Jordan's piece though reminds us all that in the end it usually all comes back to feet up on the dashboard moments and treasures the color of seaweed.
Charles Finn slipped us a poetically voiced piece of flash fiction for our Spring 2019 issue called 'Giant Heart'. This thoughtful story was a must have for our issue as it captured the honesty and reflection often found in shared out of step gestures of intimacy. Luckily for us Dave Sims had just given us 'Don't Eat Your Little Buddies' and once we got done blending ...